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Exhibit poster showing two scenes in which men with double leg amputations are being taught to walk with prostheses.
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Title: Learning To Walk For The Second Time
From: Exhibit Of The Red Cross Institute For Crippled And Disabled Men And The Red Cross Institute For The Blind
Original caption: After some practice these legless men walk as well as uninjured persons. The French soldier on the right has been fitted temporarily so that he can get about soon after his operation. The peg leg is worn while the stump is assuming final shape and the more elaborate limb is being made.

These Italian soldiers, in a school at Naples, are being taught to walk on their new legs.
Creator: n/a
Date: 1919
Format: Poster
Source: Library of Congress
Control no.: POS - WWI - US, no. 34 (C size) [P&P]
Keywords: American Red Cross; Amputees; Assistive Technology; Cane; Economics; Employment; France; Italy; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Medicine & Science; Physical Disability; Prosthesis; Publicity; Service Organizations; Technology & Equipment; Veterans; Veterans & Military; Vocational Rehabilitation; War; Work; WWI
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Science, Health & Technology

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